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  Fresh basil leaves combined with ground chicken, made into patties and pan fried, stir fried with rice noodles in a sauce, aromatic and delicious Thai style dish… I’m a sucker for basil leaves, it makes any dish taste aromatic and delicious. Fresh basil leaves are my true companion in winter- they opens up my senses and cures my head ache, cold and...

Cauliflower florets stir fried in Chinese sauces like Soy sauce and hoisin sauce…it’s a healthy version without frying cauliflower. I wasn’t quite sure what I was making, was it Schezwan or Manchurian??? Though, initially I called this recipe Schezwan, I realized that schezwan sauce is made of dry red chilies, garlic and a few other ingredients...

Finger licking appetizer with Asian seasonings: Asian style chicken poppers… I’ve had chicken poppers as an appetizer at a few restaurants and the flavor I like the most is with Asian seasonings. The other day, I tried making chicken poppers in my kitchen and I used soy sauce as the base for the sauce. In fact, you could add any kind of sauce to coat...

  Pan fried tuna coated with an aromatic Asian glaze… My plan was to make seared tuna, last minute plan changes and I went ahead and pan fried it. I would order seared tuna in a good restaurant, however I seem to have trouble making seared tuna in my kitchen. The thought that it’s not well cooked kind of bothers me when I cook it by myself. So, I went...

Asian rice bowl with soy chicken- my healthy week day lunch… Week days are all about easy breezy and healthy meals. When I pack lunch to work I want to keep it simple and healthy. This Asian rice bowl fits my week day lunch criteria. I make this quite often with different veggies, sauces and chicken seasoned with different seasoning, it’s never boring!!! ...

Macaroni stir fried with peppers and asian sauces and seasonings, quick fix lunch or dinner… On week days, it’s all about quick fix meals. Some turns out really good and obviously the recipe gets into my blog. Others are not really a recipe, I throw whatever that’s in my pantry and fridge and turns out to be a meal that can fill my stomach. The...

Chicken salad drizzled with zesty Asian peanut butter dressing… It’s been a few weeks since I’m out of the blogging world. I even started to think if I have lost interest in cooking and blogging. To blog, I need to cook something interesting and different. Well, the creative part of my brain was literally dead for a few weeks. I so needed a break! Yup,...

  Aromatic and absolutely delicious Indo-Thai style chicken and potato curry… I am literally obsessed with lemon grass and Kaffir lime leaves. Any dish will turn aromatic when these two ingredients are added while cooking. I always have these stored in my refrigerator or freezer. In fact, kaffir lime leaves can be stored in the freezer for several months. I...

Chicken and tomato cooked in chicken stock and beaten egg added towards the end, delicious Chinese egg drop soup… Ramadan Mubarak to all those who observe fasting. I wish everyone a blessed Ramadan. One of the dishes I look forward to while breaking the fast is soup. One bowl of soup and I am comforted. Today, I tried an easy to make egg drop soup. Egg drop...

Chicken wings marinated in cilantro-mint marinade and baked to perfection, the best tasting chicken wings I’ve ever made… Who can possibly resist chicken wings??? The wings are not fleshy, very less meat is attached to the bones yet it tastes delicious. That’s the reason why we need a bucket full of chicken wings. Occasionally, my Man and I make...